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romney is seeing a bump in the polls and in some states is eating nearly ahead. by dint will try to turn this around -- -- biden will try to turn this around, and the burden is on ryan to keep romney's bounce here alive for a few more days until the president and mitt romney face off again next week. that is the biggest reason i think that is a big reason why this does matter. this is the first or maybe the only campaign where one side is campaigning against the policies of the other party's president as much as they are against the presidential nominee. paul ryan and his budget proposals are a flash point in this campaign, so it is unique in that sense because by then -- biden will be hammering paul ryan in the gop ticket on his proposal and on long-term fiscal issues. >> you framed it this way -- in 2008 gentlemen joe debated sarah palin, and you are wondering if scranton joe will show up for tonight's debate. >> sources i talked to on both sides of the aisle say this will be an aggressive, forward-a leading joe biden, someone who will really want to frame a negative message against ro
trust the president does handling of tax is more than mitt romney. another poll also give the president the edge on that issue. this is the first time, the first time, that democrats have had the upper hand on taxes in 30 years. this represents a sea change. the six causing republicans to rethink their approach. look at governor run it -- in recent weeks, he has gone to great lengths to moderate his tax proposal to appear to a broader audience. he went so far as to promised in last week's debate that he would not reduce the net tax burden on the wealthy at all. the second reason for optimism about republicans coming to the table is very simple -- it may be as hard for republicans to compromise on taxes. they may find a result of not compromising to be worse. the scheduled expiration of all the tax breaks at year end gives republicans an incentive to act. presidents obama has stated without equivocation that he will veto an extension of the tax cuts for the above must bracket. they may soon realize that it is far better to extend 98% of the tax cut than none at all. this story in today's
in the battleground polls who watched the debate that mitt romney 1. -- won. 62% of the democrats who watched the debate thought that mitt romney 1. [applause] -- won. listen, i am just a regular guy with a big job. i in alaska in the world who ought to be a member of congress, much less member of -- the head speaker. but i believe in america and being able to do what you want to do. part i was able to get into a small business and grow into a successful business. along the way, i got involved with my record organization and i ended up as speaker of the house. i got involved because it was time for people from the will will to take an active interest in the government. as a small business person, i went there to fight for a more accountable government. i do not feel different about who i am and why i am there -- to fight for a more accountable federal parliament. [applause] let me tell you why. we live in the grid is country the world has ever known. americans have the freedom to succeed and innovate and to thrive. we also have the freedom to fail. that freedom has served our country well. it
the way the poll privies -- reveals the war awareness of the american public, how can romney or obama persuade the u.s. public that they need to support aid vision of leadership? what does this poll tell us about how americans are struggling with the balance between leadership, both unilateralism, intervention, non-intervention, as they continue to feel priorities are here at home? >> is the right question because i think struggling with ambivalence, tension, contradiction is the heart of the matter, and let me try to unpack that. i will offer a broad generalization about the state of american public opinions on these questions, and then i will and with some -- end with some brief comments. let me make a technical holding know, that this is a survey of adults, not a survey of registered voters, that alone white -- likely voters. there are some differences as you impose increasingly demanding screens on adults, and these results will probably pick up more young people, more people who are more weekly connected to the political system, and in this election year, i think that difference
-- precious thing for any presidential campaign, it's not necessarily money, it's time. mitt romney had to spend two weeks dealing with this issue. while he had a very good debate showing and that seems to have an impact in the polls initially here, may be he will be further ahead now had he actually spent those two weeks doing what he intended to do rather than playing defense. i do know that focus groups, both romney campaign ran and the obama campaign ran showed these remarks really alienated independent voters and even weak republicans. which indicates to me that this comes up again in the debate and advertising, it will remind people. they forgot about it or responding to the debate. host: let's go to phone calls. barb, democratic caller you're on the air. caller: i would like to say that romneyexpressed his real feeling about the 47%. it cannot be ignored. also understand that he signed grover norquist pledge. if he did that, he cannot represent 100% of the population because if you say that you're going to ignore the situation that the country is in, you cannot say that you unequ
of the republican votes to help get romney over the top. host: the direction of the country, this is one of the most popular polling questions. what's the mood of your constituency? guest: very democratic, a little restless in the past year-and-a-half or two, because the entire state is run by the republicans. they have attacked collective bargaining rights. they have gone after teachers, firefighters, police officers. it has been a redstate and a purple state and there's a real attack on working people. people are starting to realize this all reflects not only on the gubernatorial and state level but in the presidential. an attack on working people than has surfaced in too many opportunities by this administration and as governor. you have a real worry. i think people want a little better balance. the governor did not win with a majority, only 49%. i think people are reacting to that. host: the governor says things have turned around and the unemployment rate is below the national average and things are on track. that's not the statement mitt romney is giving ohio voters. the republican presidentia
are going to vote in? host: -- caller: i am working locally this time, so i can actually get to the polls. i have seen some things that really disturbs me. obama has kept no promises. when obama first got into office democrats have control. romney in his state sure that he could work with the democrats bipartisan. i'm hoping that is the case. the hearings about what happened here just a couple of weeks ago with our people overseas getting killed, they had asked for several times, for reinforcements and for protection. if they're intelligent people in the administration cannot get the information that people overseas need help, then the same intelligence people can't tell them there is a bomb being made overseas. the vice president said that they did not know they needed any help. colonel plaze said they had asked for it several times. host: c-span coverage that hearing yesterday and you can watch that online at c-span.org. the state of washington, has it got -- gone to all male -- in -- all mail-in voting? partially go to that? caller: yes, the ballots will be mailed to us and we can you dro
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